Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide for therapeutic purposes. By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide into dermal and subcutaneous structures (fat), the body triggers the increase of oxygen flow in the injected area, and subsequently the increase of collagen neogenesis, as well as lipolysis.

Therefore, the most common indications for carboxytherapy are:

  • loose skin, sun-damaged skin;
  • dark under-eye circles;
  • localized fat deposits;
  • stretch marks and cellulite.

Indications for the procedure:

  1. Lipolysis – carboxytherapy positively affects the physiological process of lipid oxidation. The data regarding measurements of the maximum circumference of the thighs, knees and abdomen, collected before and at the end of the treatment, showed a significant reduction in all patients.
  2. Aged skin rejuvenation – intradermal carboxytherapy for the treatment of aged skin has shown an improvement in the appearance of skin, as well as a high yield of collagen. Carboxytherapy can be used to improve the appearance and quality of skin by increasing and reorganizing collagen deposits.
  3. Periorbital area – when used in the periorbital area, carboxytherapy can treat wrinkles, dark circles, bags under the eyes, increasing skin elasticity and brightness. Dark circles and wrinkles should be treated with intradermal injections, while light fat deposits should be treated with a mix of intradermal and subcutaneous injections.
  4. Facial fat deposits – a mix of intradermal and subcutaneous injections should be used to treat superficial fat deposits under the eyes.  
  5. Stretch marks – when treating stretch marks with carboxytherapy, it is recommended to perform the procedure on white and old stretch marks rather than young and red ones. Also, deep striae are preferable to thin ones.
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